Fluoride varnish for caries prevention in pre-school children

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This review of the effectiveness of fluoride varnish in reducing the risk of new caries in primary teeth included 20 studies suggesting modest effects in pre-school children.

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Dentine hypersensitivity: do mouthwashes help?

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This review of mouthwashes for the management of dentine hypersensitivity included 7 small studies all at high risk of bias. While minor benefits in patients’ subjective perception were seen the limited quality of the study means these findings should be interpreted with caution.

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Dental bond strength improves with enamel etching

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This review of 10 in-vitro studies suggests that bond strength is improved by the use of multi-mode adhesives with prior acid etching only for enamel. This improvement was not seen with mild universal adhesives in dentine.

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Air polishing- glycine powder has less potential for harm suggests review

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This review included 17 studies the majority (12) of which were in vitro; and all at risk of bias to greater or lesser extent. The results suggest that glycine powder air polishing had less potential for harm of oral hard and soft tissues than sodium bicarbonate powders.

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